Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Are Engaged After 4 Years of Dating
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Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird are engaged!
Bird, 40, announced his good news on Friday night and shared a photo of the proposal on Instagram.
The cute snapshot shows the WNBA champion standing in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean while Rapinoe, 35, kneels on the edge of the pool and appears to be putting a ring on her finger.
The Seattle Storm congratulated the couple on Twitter and wrote "Ring Season".
"Congratulations to THE couple on their engagement !!! @ S10Bird @mPinoe #LoveWins"
The couple began their relationship in 2016 after meeting at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
When she spoke to PEOPLE last year, the US women's team captain raved about her relationship with Bird and said they were both "big fans of each other."
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The US Women's National Team also sent congratulations on Twitter, writing, "Absolutely positive [heart emoji] to see! Congratulations @mPinoe and @ S10Bird!"
"We don't cry, you cry," added OL Reign in a tweet. "Congratulations to the legends @mPinoe and @ S10Bird!"
When the US women's team captain spoke to PEOPLE last year, she raved about her relationship with Bird and said they were both "big fans of each other."
"Of course I became a number one superfan in Seattle Storm," Rapinoe said at the time. Bird at the Storm recently won their fourth WNBA championship in franchise history.
"I think it's just understanding what we're going through and appreciating each other's skills and lives is really special," Rapinoe continued. "And in the same sense, we're just normal to each other. Which is really nice. Neither of us say," Oh wow, you're the best person who's ever played basketball. "What is it!"
Rapinoe, who plays in Seattle's OL Reign, added that it was nice to be with someone who also understands life as an athlete.
“It's nice to just totally relax and be completely yourself and to let someone understand and appreciate how special it is what you do, but also just to love yourself for who you are and just to be like that Support system, ”said the world champion. "To be honest, it's really nice."
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
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It turns out that the duo became engaged while on a birthday trip for Bird, who rang the doorbell on October 16 at the age of 40.
Two days after her birthday, Bird shared a photo of herself holding up a streamer that said "I am 39+" and a middle finger icon.
"My only And-1 this season," the athlete labeled the post, which apparently came from the same place as the suggestion.
In 2018, Rapinoe and Bird became the first same-sex couple featured in ESPN's Body Issue.
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